“If I knew then what I know now, boy would things be different.” I’m sure you’ve all said this to yourself, and it’s a right of passage to be able to go through things and experience them for yourself. Having said that, it’s still helpful to get advice from older and wiser folks who have gone through the path that you’re going in.
Social sharing and scheduling service Buffer is doing a bit of an experiment, called @AYoungerMe, which lets you email in your advice, which will then be turned into tweets and will be shared anonymously with the world. It’s kind of interesting to see what people submit, here’s one of my favorites:
You don’t have to be right all the time.
— A Younger Me (@AYoungerMe) July 19, 2012
Here’s how Buffer explains the experiment:
Yes, so anywhere you are in the world, you’ll be able to add your one lesson that you wish you knew when you were younger. All you have to do is send an email to the address below and anything in the subject line and is under 140 characters will be your Tweet.
That email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, and all you have to do is write your tweet in the subject line, and then it will be shot out to the world. Buffer says that there’s a 2-4 day backlog for tweets, which means it’s getting a lot of submissions.
If you’re looking for interesting content to follow, @AYoungerMe would be a good account to follow.